Deciding to embark on a counselling journey takes courage and commitment, as I know from my own experience. This understanding, coupled with professional competence and experience, enables me to offer you a compassionate, empathic and effective approach.
My own experience of childhood trauma and over 25 of years continuous training and experience running a thriving private counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy practice enables me to offer you a unique service using an eclectic variety of skills and techniques tailored to each individual.
More recently I have added Emotrance, EFT, Lifespan Integration and Sensorimotor Trauma Psychotherapy (Level 2) to my skill base. I work with a wide variety of client issues and have specialised in trauma, bereavement and stress management.
I am also a yoga teacher (33 years) which flavours my work with a deep understanding of mind/body/energy patterns. I teach all my clients about mindfulness and breathing for health.
Since graduating with my MA (Distinction) in Transpersonal Arts and Practice (Creative Arts Therapy) from Chichester University in 2007 I have been running 'Your Body Tells Your Story' workshops which explores an individual's personal story through natural movement and creative expression.
I work in a self-contained consulting room which offers you a private, confidential and safe space. Clients remark that it is an oasis of calm for them which immediately helps them to relax.
Whilst my approach is humanistic, it also includes a variety of skills which can be used appropriately in different situations. When working with a client, I am helping them to discover and become aware of their personal patterns of survival and which ones are unhelpful or even destructive. Transforming these patterns brings relief, self-empowerment and often joy to an individual.
Some clients want to understand themselves better, others want to work through difficult emotional issues, whilst others may just want to talk through a specific current concern. All clients are important to me and I work individually with everyone.
I am dedicated to my work and love helping people to empower themselves and their lives. Nearly all of my referrals come (as they have for over 20 years) from satisfied clients through word of mouth.
Training, qualifications & experience
Levels 1 and 2 Sensorimotor Trauma Psychotherapy Training
Lifespan Integration Training (Advanced Level 2)
MA (Distinction - Transpersonal Arts and Practice)
Cruse Bereavement Training
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Education (Teaching adults over 16)
Master Practitioner of NLP
Diploma in The Satir Model of Psychotherapy
Facilitating 5 bereavement support groups each month
Ongoing personal and professional development
Registered / Accredited
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As stated in my profile, I specialise in trauma, bereavement and stress management. All of these can lead to, amongst many others, anxiety, guilt, anger, low confidence, low self esteem, despair, hopelessness and panic. My own personal experience, coupled with extensive training in a wide variety of skills gives me a unique ability to help you to heal and transform these states of being.
My fees are £60 per full hour's consultation. These are negotiable by discussion in situations of genuine need.
I am a full member of the
National Council of Psychotherapists
UK Guild of Hypnotist Examiners
National Council for Hypnotherapy
Friends of Yoga of India (Yoga)